UNHCR official accused of ‘victim blaming’ the mothers of missing refugees in the Mediterranean

ACTIVISTS accused a United Nation’s refugee agency (UNHCR) official of “victim blaming” today after he took to social media to criticise the mothers of missing migrants and refugees. In Tunisia today, human rights activists and civil society organisations took part in a commemorative protest, or “CommemorAction,” with relatives of the thousands of people that haveContinue reading “UNHCR official accused of ‘victim blaming’ the mothers of missing refugees in the Mediterranean”

Tactical police unit tear gasses housing activists and refugees from an empty tower block in Calais

AN ELITE tactical unit of the French police launched a rooftop raid on an empty residential tower building in Calais today, using stun grenades to clear out activists who had been providing shelter for refugees this past week. In scenes resembling Holywood cinema or the Grand Theft Auto video game series, the Search, Assistance, InterventionContinue reading “Tactical police unit tear gasses housing activists and refugees from an empty tower block in Calais”

CommemorActions across the world remember those killed by journeys across borders

Refugees in Libya’s detention camps begin hunger strike in protest against their treatment A SERIES of commemorative protests, or “CommemorActions,” were held across the world this weekend in remembrance of those who have died, gone missing or forcibly disappeared on their journeys across borders. Activists joined friends and families of the dead and missing inContinue reading “CommemorActions across the world remember those killed by journeys across borders”

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